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OJ Simpson Dead At 76

O.J. Simpson, whose life as an American sports hero quickly turned when he was charged with the 1994 murder of his ex-wife and her friend, died on Wednesday at the age of 76, his family announced on social media.

“On April 10th, our father, Orenthal James Simpson, succumbed to his battle with cancer,” the family wrote on X on Thursday.

“He was surrounded by his children and grandchildren. During this time of transition, his family asks that you please respect their wishes for privacy and grace,” the brief statement added.

The running back had been receiving treatment in Sin City after a prostate cancer diagnosis,

Simpson’s career as an NFL MVP and actor came screeching to a halt when he was put on trial for the 1994 murder of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown, and her friend, Ron Goldman.

The trial became a television and tabloid sensation that gripped the nation, while Simpson’s controversial acquittal was considered one of the great failures of the American justice system.

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